Astounding Science Fiction, Volume 41 Number 2, April of 1948. Published by Street & Smith Publications, Inc., New York, NY. 164 pages. Cover art by Chesley Bonestell. Edited by John W. Campbell, Jr. Featuring essays by John W. Campbell, Jr. as The Editor and R. S. Richardson. With the Brass Tacks column featuring one brazen reader stating that the golden age of ASF with never come as long as poorly constructed stories like L. Ron Hubbard's The End Is Not Yet is printed under Campbell's aegis. Includes the following works of fiction:
Ex Machina, a Gallegher novelette by Henry Kuttner as by Lewis Padgett. The House Dutiful, a shortstory by William Tenn. He Walked Around the Horses, a Paratime Police novelette by H. Beam Piper. New Wings, a shortstory by A. Bertram Chandler. ...And Searching Mind (Part 2 of 3, Humanoids series 2), a serial by Jack Williamson.